Chapter 9: Respiratory System; Therapeutic Terms
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cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
method of artificial respiration and closed-chest massage used to restore breathing and cardiac output after cardiac arrest
continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
device that pumps a constant pressurized flow of air through the nasal passages, commonly used during sleep to prevent airway closure in sleep apnea
passage of a tube into the trachea via the nose or mouth to open the airway for delivering gas mixtures to the lungs
common postoperative breathing therapy using a specially designed spirometer to encourage the patient to inhale and repeatedly sustain an inspiratoy volume to exercise the lungs and prevent pulmonary complications
mechanical method performed by a respiratory therapist to provide assisted breathing using a ventilator
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